Kirkburton, North Road c.1955

Kirkburton, North Road c.1955

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Memories of Kirkburton

Kirkburton C Of E School And All Hallows Church

Adding to Mr Wroe's memories, I believe that the school Headmaster in 1945 was a Mr Henry Gardam and that Mr Ronald Pearson joined the school perhaps 2 years later. In 1945, Miss Innes was ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkburton

The Post Office And The Barber's Shop.

The white coated figure to the right is the barber Willie Jenks,standing outside his shop.He slicked back his hair with Brylcream and specialised in short back and sides.A visit could incur moments ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkburton by James Wroe

Kitkburton Primary School

I attended Kirkburton First School (School Hill), prior to this I was sent to a Catholic school in Huddersfield, although living in Burton at the time, there was no comparison, Kirkburton School was like heaven ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkburton by Mary Ryan

North Road And The Treacle Hole.

I was at the local junior school, the headmaster of which was Mr Ronald Pearson,when this photo was taken.He lived just beyond and to the right of the area of the photo,in Hallas Road.My uncle Jim Wroe was ...Read full memory

A memory of Kirkburton by James Wroe

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History

Just five miles south of Huddersfield on the road to Wakefield, Kirkburton in the 19th century was just as polluted by smoke as its near neighbours. The town was full of woollen mills and corset factories and was surrounded by numerous collieries. Later, the town became a centre for 'fancy' goods such as cords, velveteens and fine woollens.

This is an excerpt from West Yorkshire Photographic Memories, by Robert Preedy